St. Augustine Beaches

Beaches in St. Augustine, FL are dog friendly. Fido must remain leashed while strolling along the sand or dipping his paws in the surf. Visitors will find access points off of A1A Beach Blvd. Please note that dogs are not permitted at Anastasia State Park and Recreation Area which is a protected bird sanctuary. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

St. Augustine Beaches has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 bones by 7 canine critics on BringFido.

Visitors praise the St. Augustine Beaches as a wonderful, clean, and dog-friendly destination, though some note that leash requirements can limit their dogs' ability to run and play freely. They also highlight the need to clean up after pets and bring water to keep dogs hydrated.

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  • James
    Mar 24, 2024
    Wonderful beach

    How wonderful to find such a dog friendly beach! We walked and played for miles. So many friendly dogs and people and I didn’t mind keeping him on a leash. There are cleanup bags and trash at the boardwalks. Delightful days in the sun.

  • Sharon
    Feb 20, 2023

    very nice clean beach. dogs on leash but easy access

  • Susa
    Sep 6, 2022
    Dog friendly and beautiful

    Use the gps instead. Easy to find parking on a week day. Access to the beach only on the north end, south from there hotels block access. Beautiful beach which was very far from crowded

  • Rosario
    May 16, 2018
    So much fun!

    Leash required, vilano beach has an area for off leash but not that big.
    I am actually FOR having the dogs on a leash, yes theres plenty of space however a lot of "entrances" to the beach belong to hotels, residential areas and parks, you dont want them just running up to anyone Or another dog. Both are unpredictable in reaction. Plus when we went in the AM when there was hardly anyone there, there were a lot of people with their dogs on leashes enjoying the shore. Later on more people arrived and some driving on the beach too.
    I will add if you do go, to please pick up after your dog, I saw one person just cover it up with sand to only be stepped on later by bare feet from someone else,so i myself got my doggy bags and cleaned it up(not happy about that) clean up or else they'll make this beach dog-free zone. It was a previlege to be here, treat it with respect.
    Also,PLEASE BRING WATER FOR YOUR PET! no shower area near by, doggies will get thirsty.

  • Janci
    Feb 9, 2018
    On Leash is Boring!

    With all the miles of beaches, I'm not sure why they can't have a dedicated off leash area for dogs. Walking on the beach is okay but running and playing is just so much better.

  • Brianna
    More than a year ago
    Beautiful beach

    This beach wasn't crowded all and it was so beautiful!

  • Tracy
    More than a year ago

    Dog friendly! Also can ride your 4 x 4 on the beach and take your dog with you!! Just keep your pet leash to clean up after them!

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